Alexander Hamilton Papers

Receipt to Pierre Van Cortlandt, Junior, [17 June 1796]

Receipt to Pierre Van Cortlandt, Junior1

[New York, June 17, 1796]

Received of Pierre Van Cortlandt Jun Esqr Two hundred Dollars on account of his fathers bond.2

A Hamilton

ADS, Mrs. Robert Crimmins, Darien, Connecticut.

1Van Cortlandt, son of the first lieutenant governor of New York, had studied law in H’s law office. See H’s Cash Book, March 1, 1782–1791, note 3. He was a member of the New York Assembly from Westchester County in 1792, 1794, and 1795.

2An entry in H’s Cash Book, 1795–1804, for June 17, 1796, reads: “To Stock Account for this sum received on account of Pierre van Cortlands Bond 200” (AD, Hamilton Papers, Library of Congress). See also H to Robert Troup, July 25, 1795, note 14.

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